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You Are Getting Sleepy...

Photos by Abel Minnee, Styling by Sophie Van Bentum and Bonne Reijn

by Abel Minnee
May 1 2010, 12:00am

Photo assistant: Steven Rubinstein
Models: Eva, Sophie at House of Orange, Ruby
Hypnotist: Fernando Flores
Special thanks to Astrid van Roedel, Moenkust Studio, and IJscuypje

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We got three girls and a professional hypnotist together to see if hypnosis really works. Guess what? It does. Fernando the hypnotist was soothing and nice. Here, he’s making Eva’s eyelids get verrrrrry, verrrrrry heavy.

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Here are Eva and Sophie listening to Fernando’s sweet, lying voice. They’re getting ready to be trees.

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This is Ruby, who’s being told that the studio lights and the flashes of the camera are filling her heart with warmth, joy, and eternal happiness.

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Sophie and Ruby are being told that they’re six years old, and that the cone they’re sharing is filled with the best ice cream ever.

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Here Eva is being pinched ever so lightly, but she’s under the impression that it’s really painful. When she was on the verge of tears we pulled her out of it. Ethics and stuff.

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Ruby, awaking from her state of hypnosis. She remembers nothing.